Posts in Category : PWP Announcements

Raïssa Venables to Speak at Professional Women Photographers

Raïssa Venables to Speak at Professional Women Photographers
On Wednesday, October 3rd, photographer Raïssa Venables will speak about her work at Professional Women Photographers. Ms. Venables was born in New Paltz, NY, and received an MFA degree in Photography in 2002 from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, an MPS in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2010, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1999. Venables has had numerous solo exhibitions at such art institutions as the Jersey City Museum, the Roswell Art Museum and in Kunstvereinen throughout Germany. Her work has also been part of many group exhibitions at museums including the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Emden Museum, the Marta Herford Museum and the Städel Museum. [continue reading...]

Arlene Gottfried at PWP!

Arlene Gottfried at PWP!
On September 5, 2012,  Arlene Gottfried presented her work at Professional Women Photographers, highlighting her most recent book, Bacalaitos & Fireworks, a collection of photographs from the 1970′s to the present of New York Puerto Rican culture. Gottfried’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Life Magazine, Fortune, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Noorderlicht Acts of Faith, International Fototage, FNAC Galleries, the Space Gallery, and Leica, and is included in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Chase Manhattan Bank, the New York Public Library, Haverford College, Lehigh University, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Her numerous awards include the Berenice Abbott International Competition of Women’s Documentary [continue reading...]

Arlene Gottfried – Bacalaitos & Fireworks!

Arlene Gottfried – Bacalaitos & Fireworks!
On Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30 pm, Arlene Gottfried will speak at Professional Women Photographers about her new book Bacalaitos & Fireworks, a collection of photographs from the 1970′s to the present of New York Puerto Rican culture. Gottfried’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Life Magazine, Fortune, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Noorderlicht Acts of Faith, International Fototage, FNAC Galleries, the Space Gallery, and Leica, and is included in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Chase Manhattan Bank, the New York Public Library, Haverford College, Lehigh University, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Her [continue reading...]

30 By 30: Karen Smul / Dorothea Lange

30 By 30: Karen Smul / Dorothea Lange
30 Women Photographers and the Women Photographers Who Inspired Them A Blog Series in Honor of  Women’s History Month, March 1 – 31 Karen Judlowe Smul graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985, and from Stanford Law School in 1988. She has studied at the International Center of Photography and served on the board of Professional Women Photographers, where she is currently co-chair of the Community Service Committee. In her personal work, Smul is currently focusing on a series of environmental portraits called “Home Alone,€ which explores the lives of professional woman who chose to give up growing careers to raise children. As the children grow up, these women find they are still caught [continue reading...]

Renewed Faith – The PWP Student Awards Reception & Exhibition

Renewed Faith – The PWP Student Awards Reception & Exhibition
Have you ever been to an event that renews your faith?  Well Saturday my faith was renewed in a group of teenagers and their parents. Professional Women Photographers (PWP) hosts an annual event (it’s 8th year!) that’s open to New York metropolitan area high school students. (Girls only of course!)  An opportunity to see first hand what’s in the heads of teenagers these days when it comes to abstract photography.  They didn’t disappoint! Helping with the exhibit set-up was an opportunity to “give back€ by sharing my time and there’s nothing like working in a committee to get to know others and learn the dynamics of the group.  It always takes a village to pull these events off and afterward there’s [continue reading...]